Leeds ,
22
June
2016
|
12:25
Europe/London

Summer road improvements programme to begin in Leeds

Leeds City Council’s annual programme of road surface dressing which takes place every summer is to begin this Friday.

Running from Friday 24 June until Friday 15 July (dates may change due to weather), roads across the city will receive a new layer of bitumen on the road surface, followed by the application of one or more layers of stone chippings.

This treatment helps to prolong the life of roads in the city by restoring a good level of skid resistance to smooth or slippery surfaces, as well as preventing water from seeping into the road foundation and weakening it, which can be a cause of potholes.

When the work is being carried out delays are expected on the roads concerned, with some lane closures possibly required. Following the process, there will be an excess of loose chippings on the road for a time which is normal. Drivers are advised and requested to please drive slowly on the newly-dressed roads and to observe the temporary signs which will be in place.

All treated roads will be swept within 48 hours to remove surplus chippings, with further sweeping also carried out if required.

Sections of the following roads are scheduled to be treated:

Weston Drive

Otley

Canada Rd/Larkfield Rd

Rawdon

Markham Avenue

Rawdon

Brownberrie Lane

Horsforth

Ring Road Beeston

Beeston

Ring Rd/Ring Lower East bound

Beeston/Lower Wortley

Ring Rd Lower Wortley West bound

Lower Wortley

Easterly Rd

Gipton

Wetherby Rd

Roundhay

Ring Rd Shadwell

Shadwell

Rawdon Rd

Horsforth

Broadway (Roundabout to Fink Hill)

Horsforth

Broadway (Fink Hill to Low Lane)

Horsforth

Blackmoor Lane

Scarcroft

Woodacre Lane

Bardsey

Compton Lane

Bardsey

Main St / Wetherby Rd

Collingham

Wattlesyke

Collingham

York Rd

Wetherby

Main St Aberford

Aberford

York Rd

Scholes

Scholes Lane/Main Street/Station Road

Scholes

York Rd

Whinmoor

Selby Rd East bound

Halton

Selby Rd East bound

Swillington

Selby Rd

Garforth

Pontefract Lane

Temple Newsam

New Rd

Ledsham

Cross Green Lane (Provisional)

Cross Green

Further information on the surface dressing process can be seen at http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/HWTannualprogramme.aspx#http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Surface Dressing Leaflet.pdf

ENDS

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Leeds City Council press office,

Tel: 0113 395 0244